There are many reasons why we choose to sin against God. When Paul demonstrated that all are guilty of sin in his letter to the Romans, he identified a key reason for their choice, "There is no fear of God before their eyes" (Rom 3:18). Without fear for God, there is no motivation to listen. We must fear the God through whose power the universe was created, both in reverence and terror. That fear should lead us to obedience given that we will each face God in judgment.